Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Tim Costello on Bringing Aid to Burma

Many in the world of theological education will have met Tim Costello and will be especially interested in this posting.

Tim was trained in theology at Switzerland’s Rushlikon Seminary (now IBTS) and has been a frequent lecturer at Melbourne’s Whitley College and various seminaries around the world.

He was for many years an Australian representative at the meetings of the Baptist World Alliance.

Tim is now CEO of World Vision, Australia, so when the recent cyclone struck in Burma, he was one of the first there and he was given entry into the country.

Last weekend he returned to Melbourne with many insights and deep emotions about the extent of the tragedy and the obstacles that have been placed in the way of many Aid organizations.

An article based on an interview with Tim appeared in the Melbourne Age on 19 May 2008. Here is the link to the article: It’s difficult in there.’

Dr. Geoff Pound

Image: Tim Costello describing the guilt he felt coming home, and the devastation he left behind in Burma.

A follow up statement on 20 May 2008 by Tim Costello thankfully reports an easing of the access into Myanmar.